I Did Not Force Teephlow Out – Hammer

Renowned Hiphop and Hiplife Music producer Edward Nana Poku Osei popularly known as hammer has responded to claims that he forced Rapper Teephlow out of his camp; he was not yet ready.

Speaking on Radio Univers’ mid-morning show Brunch2Lunch, Hammer explained  Teephlow was well groomed and ready for the market. He intimated that the Fante rapper had a hit and graduated like all the artistes he groomed.

“The confusion is because of Edem. Edem is the first person I really managed. When Obrafour blew, he was not with me; he was with Abraham. He didn’t have a hit when he graduated. Same as Tinny and Kwaw Kese… With Edem, people said they couldn’t finance him because economically, it was risky so Edem pushed me to manage him. Edem is the reason I became a manager,” he noted.

That is why people are expecting me to handle Teephlow like I handled Edem but he doesn’t need that. He speaks Fante and it is widely spoken so it can make economic sense to a lot of businessmen. He’s talking to people right now. He’s in negotiations,” Hammer added.

“Teephlow is very responsible…. He is ready. He was quite respected. He didn’t have a commercial hit but he had a hip-hop hit with ‘The Warning’ which was nominated in the VGMAs and 4Syte Music Video Awards. So I think he had a hit. The commercial azonto hit bridges the gap between the old and the young. The hip-hop is mainly for the youth. Hip-hop can’t be a commercial Ghana hit,” he said.

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